Key facts

1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 HLE information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3406 mm
How heavy?
747 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
46.6 PS / 46 bhp / 34.3 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
73 Nm / 54 / 7.4 kgm @ 3300 rpm


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1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 HLE technical specifications


The Mini Metro 1.0 HLE is a motor car from Austin, with front wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 3 door hatchback body style.
The Austin Mini Metro 1.0 HLE's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 46 bhp (46.6 PS/34.3 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 73 N·m (54 lb·ft/7.4 kgm) at 3300 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Stated weight at the kerb is 747 kg.
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 HLE data
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 HLE data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2250 88.6
Track/tread (front) 1273 50.1
Track/tread (rear) 1273 50.1
Length 3406 134.1
Width 1547 60.9
Height 1361 53.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 747 kg 1647 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 31.8 litres 7 UK Gal 8.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.4
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1 litre
998 cc
(60.902 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 64.6 × 76.2 mm
2.54 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
46.6 PS (46 bhp) (34.3 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
46.1 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
73 Nm (54 ft·lb) (7.4 kgm)
at 3300 rpm
Specific torque
73.15 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 919.2 kPa (133.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 249.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 62.44 PS/g
45.92 kW/g
61.58 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 21.78 kg/kW
36.38 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.HG.
Rear suspension I.TA.HG.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.44
general ID55616
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 HLE added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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